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Site5 vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
13 hosting plans 55 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
1.6
4.7
Reliability 1.6
4.7
Pricing 1.8
4.6
User Friendly 1.6
4.7
Support 1.4
4.7
Features 1.7
4.7
User Reviews
155 reviews 1685 reviews
Latest positive review
Works great for me
Rodrigo Campos,
9.2
I have 4 years of using it and works perfect, support works, uptime works, they give me whm, etc...
Good Clear Support and No-nonsense Hosting
Loretta Wollering,
9.6
Awesome help ticket service - it was clear, timely, easy to understand, and USEFUL. Best. I really never had a problem with them. Their knowledge base is good, and anytime I fill out a help ticket, I get useful, easy to un... More derstand advice and follow-ups. Faster speed and easier to deal with. Not the cheapest, but definitely better prices than lots of other hosting out there. And very decent service. Less
Latest negative review
NO NO NO!
Jorge Vergara,
2.4
Login page says "This site is restricted" I have tried to resolve the issue with 6 different support agents, spent more than 2 hours each time, and none of them has been able to help me out. Those guys are completely useless.... More Do yourself a favor and keep your stuff away from this host! Less
The A2 FTP server is extremly slow for anyone
Kurt Gilek,
2.0
The A2 FTP server is extremly slow for any user from any place in the world. Still A2 claims everything is fine and refuses to do anything about it. I never ever got such horrible support
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 4 plans from $2.99 to $12.99
Under $4 No

Startup

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Startup plan
Under $8

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostBasic plan

Drive

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Drive plan
Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostPro plan

Turbo Max

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Turbo Max plan
VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00 12 plans from $4.99 to $99.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Runway 1 - Unmanaged

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 1 - Unmanaged plan
Over $10

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS2 plan

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 4 - Unmanaged plan
Dedicated Server
No
17 plans from $129.99 to $569.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Unmanaged Hyper 1

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Unmanaged Hyper 1 plan
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $20.00 to $36.00 6 plans from $4.99 to $74.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Runway 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Runway 1 plan
Over $10

Plus

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 102.4 GB
View Plus plan

Runway 4

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
View Runway 4 plan
Website Builder
No
4 plans from $2.99 to $18.99
Under $4 No

1-PAGE

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1-PAGE plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

BASIC

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
CDN
No
4 plans from $2.99 to $12.99
Under $4 No

STARTUP

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Number of Sites: 1
View STARTUP plan
Under $8 No

DRIVE

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DRIVE plan
Over $10 No

TURBO MAX

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View TURBO MAX plan
Resellers
No
4 plans from $18.99 to $44.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Kickstart

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: whm
View Kickstart plan
SSL
No
4 plans from $49.99 to $359.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Single site SSL

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Single site SSL plan
Data Centers
4 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceania No No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 8 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 7 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: A2 Hosting

Aviran Zazon HostAdvice COO

When looking for the best hosting provider between A2 Hosting and Site5, there is no doubt that A2 is going to be the winner. They are one of the leading hosting providers in the industry, have much lower prices than Site5, while still providing a higher quality service. A2 Hosting is well-known for their excellent customer service, as well as their reliable hosting. You can also get a dedicated server from A2, which is not possible from Site5. The list of reasons why A2 is a better hosting option is long, but suffice it to say, they are the winner in this comparison.